Dick Kuijs

Video Director – Musician – Producer

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”
– Frank Zappa –

About Me

Welcome on my website.

I am a musician, TV-director and a entrepreneur. On this site you find some information about my current and past activities.

In recent years a substancial part of my work has been the TV/video directions of large (music)productions. I directed TV-productions of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (for AVROTROS, Unitel, ARD/ZDF, MEZZO), the Wiener Philharmoniker (Musikverein Vienna for ORF), Luxembourg Philharmonique (Unitel Classica), Dianne Reeves (Jazz award recordings), Anne-Sophie Mutter, Buena Vista Social Club, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Yuja Wang, Jazzorchestra of the Concertgebouw, Fay Claassen, Opera South (first 3D opera recording in the Netherlands), Opera2day, the Opera ‘Hamlet’ in Vienna, and many more.

 

What I’m doing

video director

I am a director of (live) TV broadcasts both national and international mainly of music programs.

I directed TV and video recordings of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Tokyo Symphonie Orchestra, the Wiener Symphoniker and many others. I’m working for TV broadcasters like AVROTROS, NPR (Netherlands), ORF (Austria), ARF, ZDF, WDR and Unitel Classica (Germany) and MEZZO in France.

musician

I am a pianist, composer and arranger.

I have written music for radio and TV programs. After my classical piano studies at the Amsterdam Conservatorium I studied composing and arranging jazzmusic. I wrote music for jazzorchestra’s like the Metropole Orchestra and the Skymasters and for symphonic orchestra’s as wel. I wrote music for film, documentaires and theatre. 

 

corporate

I’m partner in ‘PolyCast Productions’ and run a production company: ‘Castus culture*music*media’.

PolyCast is a video and TV recording company and has a TV studio in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. PolyCast makes TV recordings national and international.

Castus is a production company for audio, video and TV productions.

www.castus.nl                    www.polycast.nl

Recent Video and TV directions

Gatti Meets Amsterdam

New appointed RCO conductor Daniele Gatti presented to the audience in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Live international broadcast.

Wiener Philharmoniker

Broadcast of the Wiener Philharmoniker with Daniel Barenboim via ORF. Recorded in the Vienna Musikverein for ORF III.

PolyCast Studio during live broadcast

A glimpse in the studio at the start of a live broadcast to 40 countries of the farewell concert of Mariss Jansons from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

contact

info@castus.nl